American Health Imaging Birmingham
Welcome to American Health Imaging Birmingham. This website is part of our effort to be informative and accessible for both patients and physicians.
Diagnostic imaging is a highly sophisticated tool to help physicians determine the best course of treatment for their patients. To deliver maximum value for our imaging services, American Health Imaging takes pride in performing two jobs exceptionally well:
- We make the imaging experience comfortable, pleasant, safe and efficient for patients.
- We provide superior service, quality, and support for our patients.
We want patients to leave American Health Imaging Birmingham with the confidence that their care was top-notch. It’s why we offer the Siemens Open MRI and why we guarantee our performance to all patients and to their physicians. After your open MRI Birmingham visit, please fill out our patient survey card and let us know about your experience at our center.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves (no radiation) to create an image of many parts of the body, especially the brain, spine, and joints.
American Health Imaging Birmingham utilizes the Siemens MAGNETOM Espree 1.5T open bore and the GE Signa LX 1.5T, which represent the highest advances in MRI technology, including the most recent sophisticated diagnostic software upgrades. This advanced technology provides the highest quality open MRI Birmingham doctors recommend.
The open bore MRI provides clear, unobstructed space on three sides, allowing a pleasant non-claustrophobic exam. The openness also facilitates the scanning of large people with a higher level of comfort. You will be able to see and communicate with the technologist performing your exam. To add further comfort, you may have a family member or friend sit in the room with you.
Using new magnet design and technology, the 1.5T open bore MRI system delivers better accommodations than any other high-field design for the needs of all patients, including those who suffer from claustrophobia. The result is the shortest and widest whole body magnet available.
American Health Imaging Birmingham can offer the most precise image quality and clinical performance without compromising patient comfort. A typical exam will last between 30 and 60 minutes and requires no special preparation. You should eat normally and follow the normal dosage of your prescribed medications unless your doctor gives instructions to do otherwise.